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Make rose oil Thus


This is an excerpt from Das Kochbuch des Meisters Eberhard
(Germany, 15th century - V. Bach, trans.)
The original source can be found at Mark S. Harris' Florilegium

Make rose oil thus. Take 3 pounds of olive oil and 1 pound of rose petals and put that into a glass or a pot made out of glass and close the top tightly and hang it out in the sun for thirty days and then pass it through a cloth. The oil is mainly good against all kinds of heat that comes from sickness, if you rub it over the brows and forehead. If you do not have tree oil, take good may butter and an ounce of wax and melt it first and then mix it. It is said that the latter is better than the former.

Item also mach rosen öl. Nym iij lb. pawmöls vnd j lb. rosen pleter vnd thue das in ein glaß oder in einen hafen, der glesen sey, vnd mach das oben gancz eben zu vnd henck das an die sunnen dreyssig tage vnd darnach trück es durch ein tuch. Das öel ist zumol gut furr alle hicz, die dem menschen kumbt in der kranckheyt, so man die wipron vnd die stirnn do mit bestreicht, magstu nit gehaben pawmol, so nym gut meyen putternn vnd ein vncz wachs, zu laß das allererst vnd thue es dann zusammenn. Mann sagt, das es pesser sej dann das erste.

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